Our cat Buster used to celebrate a successful visit to the litter box by leaping as high as he could and bouncing himself off the wall. I never tried it myself.
So here are cats doing some things that you and I can’t do. Although I supposed we could try…
Cats get spooked by the darnedest things. Banana peels, a bunny, stuffed toys, toasters–our Robbie is (I blush to say it) afraid of shoelaces… and my writer’s chair.
We laugh at their reactions; but out there in Natureland, those backward leaps might save a cat’s life. After all, they’ve only got nine of them.
The dogs in this video are terrified… of cats! Fie and for shame. Come to think of it, a chicken would probably have more gumption than most of these dogs.
But cats do seem to know which dogs they can pick on and which dogs’ll give them what-for if they try.
My, there are a lot of naughty cats out there! A long with a lot of silly humans who are really just asking for it.
Robbie wouldn’t let me make the bed today; but at least she doesn’t knock things off shelves just to see them fall.
Our little Robbie must be feeling better, because lately she’s decided to get involved when I make the bed. She jumps onto the bed and hunkers down on whatever major wrinkles I’m trying to straighten out. She doesn’t go all combative, like this cat does; but boy! is she stubborn.
If you watch squirrels in your yard, you know how playful they are. A broken twig will serve as a toy, if there’s no other squirrel to play with.
Here’s a pet squirrel pulling out all the stops to get the family cat to play tag with him. I don’t think the cat is up to it.
I am so glad none of my cats ever got into opening the refrigerator. I did once live in a house where the cat opened the fridge every day and pushed food out for the dog. The humans were not amused.
Notice somebody put some little plastic doohickey on their fridge to keep the cat out. Notice it totally didn’t work.
Our cat Missy loved to play fetch, usually with pipe cleaners. She was the only one of many.
Watching cats at work or play, you can almost see or hear the wheels turning inside their heads. What are they thinking? Wouldn’t you love to know?
These are terribly cute puppies! Alas, the cat doesn’t think so. Can’t hiss them away–they don’t understand what that means. And gee whiz, completely abandoning the bed to them–well, if you’re gonna do that, you might as well turn in your cat badge.
It’s the old, old story: you buy your cats some fancy playthings, and all they really want is the bag it came in. An Anglo-Saxon king complained about that. He had to quit his job because his cats perplexed him so.